If you have two pets or more you can save money by insuring them with the same company to get a multi-pet discount.
Here's our list of some of the best discounts you can find for multiple pets offered by pet insurance companies:
Best multi-pet insurance for cats and dogs
- Bought By Many - 15% discount for pets on the same policy (our multi-pet discount is not currently available on our Value 2k policy)
- Direct Line - 12.5% discount
- More Than - 10% discount
- Pet-Insurance.co.uk - 10% discount
- Churchill - 10% discount
- LV= - 5% discount
- John Lewis Insurance - 5% discount
- M&S Insurance - 5% discount
To create the list of the best multi-pet insurance discounts, we included providers based on the size of their discount and companies that appear on our list of the Best Pet Insurance for Dogs and Cats.
What is multi-pet insurance?
Multi-pet insurance is the name given by insurance companies to a pet insurance policy which covers more than one pet.
More insurance companies are offering cheaper prices to pet owners who choose to insure multiple pets on the same policy. They usually refer to this as a "multipet" discount.
Four out of 10 UK pet owners have two or more pets in their household, meaning that multi pet insurance is a popular choice. We expect to see multi pet insurance become cheaper over time as competition increases amongst pet insurers.
You'll find that discounts for multiple pets will typically range between 5% and 15% of the total pet insurance premium.
Insurance quotes for more than one pet
All of the companies listed in this article allow you to get multi-pet insurance quotes online. However, there is usually a limit to the number of pets you can add to an online quote.
At More Than, multi-pet insurance online quotes are limited to only three pets. If you want to insure four pets or more on the same policy, you will have to get a quote over the phone.
With Bought By Many you can add up to five cats and dogs on the same quote online. To get a multi-pet insurance quote for more than five pets, call Bought By Many's customer service team on 0345 340 4090.
If you're getting quotes for a range of pets it's worth checking if a multi-pet discount can be applied across different policies.
Because prices are influenced by factors such as breed and the age of the pet, some owners choose separate policies for their pets based on affordability for its specific circumstances.
Other pet insurance discounts
Some pet insurance companies don't have percentage multi-pet discounts but offer an incentive to insure two or more dogs or cats on the same policy. Companies that offer this include:
- Argos has a minimum multi-pet discount of £24 (£1 for each pet each month)
- Co-op Pet Insurance applies a multi-pet discount when you get a quote for more than one pet.
- Helpucover offers one month's free insurance when you insure two or more pets on the same policy.
Insurance for multiple rabbits
Exotic Direct (which is owned by Bought By Many) offers a 15% multi-pet discount for rabbits.
Petplan allows you to cover multiple rabbits on the same policy, and you'll get £12 of your premium for each rabbit you add Helpucover pet insurance offers one month's free insurance when you add an extra rabbit to a pet insurance policy with them
Insurance for more than one exotic pet
Exotic Direct (which is owned by Bought By Many) offers a 15% multi-pet discount for exotic pets.
Insuring more than one pet on lifetime policies
Good news: all of the insurance companies listed here allow you to use their multi-pet discount on their lifetime pet insurance policies.
Lifetime (or ‘yearly limit’) insurance covers vet fees up to the stated limit every year. This can be a good option if you worry about your pet developing a long-term or recurring illness. So long as you renew a lifetime policy each year, the level of vet fees will reset to the full stated limits that you started with.
With a lifetime product, it is important to note that your premiums may increase each year at renewal.
As lifetime pet insurance is typically more expensive than other types of pet insurance, multi pet savings become more valuable.
Multi-pet insurance comparison
When comparing quotes and policies with multi-pet discounts, make sure you take into account the cost and cover levels offered by the companies you're considering.
There's no point in choosing an insurer based on a high multi-pet discount if its policies cost more and provide the same level of cover or less than rivals.
Try to compare similar cover levels using the same details each time you get a quote. Getting quotes for different pets may change the price.
Many companies also offer an online discount in addition to the multi-pet discount. So if you are comparing quotes, try to get them all online, or all on the phone.